E5-521- 48KN -CA Single Channel Ram?

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MattmanCDN
MattmanCDN Member Posts: 108

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Im wondering if my Laptop is capable of dual channel ram or not and what the limit is(currently has 4GB Hynx and 2GB Kingston both show as ddr3L1600 at 1.35v , would love to get my hands on a spec sheet for the main board also its an A4 6210 1.8Ghz no boost with R3 graphics is that upgradeable or integrated ? Thanks for any help.

 

Matt

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  • laurent_14
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    Hello Matt,

     

    Your laptop is equipped with the same motherboard than Aspire E5-521-435W (US model):

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    NB.MLF11.003MAIN BD.W/CPU.A4-6210.UMA (CPU soldered)

    On the diagram of UMA motherboard, it's only single channel. You can check with HWINFO and with the actual memory modules.

     

    Specification of Aspire E5-521-435W

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    Operating System
    Operating SystemWindows 8.1
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor ManufacturerAMD
    Processor TypeA-Series
    Processor ModelA4-6210
    Processor Speed1.80 GHz
    Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
    Memory
    Standard Memory4 GB
    Maximum Memory16 GB
    Memory TechnologyDDR3L SDRAM
    Number of Total Memory Slots2
    Memory Card ReaderYes
    Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card
    Storage
    Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
    Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
    Display & Graphics
    Screen Size15.6"
    Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Color LCD
    Screen ModeHD
    Backlight TechnologyLED
    Screen Resolution1366 x 768
    Graphics Controller ManufacturerAMD
    Graphics Controller ModelRadeon R3 Graphics
    Graphics Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
    Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
    Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
    Built-in Devices
    WebcamYes
    MicrophoneYes
    Finger Print ReaderNo
    Interfaces/Ports
    HDMIYes
    Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
    Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
    Total Number of USB Ports3
    VGAYes
    Network (RJ-45)Yes
    Software
    Operating SystemWindows 8.1
    Operating System Architecture64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
    KeyboardYes
    Battery Information
    Number of Cells6-cell
    Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
    Battery Capacity2500 mAh
    Power Description
    Maximum Power Supply Wattage40 W
    Physical Characteristics
    Height1.2"
    Height (Front)1"
    Height (Rear)1.19"
    Width15"
    Depth10.1"
    Weight (Approximate)5.51 lb
    Miscellaneous
    Package Contents
    • Aspire E5-521-435W Notebook
    • Lithium Ion Battery
    • AC Adapter
    Additional Information

    Wireless LAN: Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n

    Warranty
    WarrantyLimited Warranty agreement applies.
    France
  • MattmanCDN
    MattmanCDN Member Posts: 108

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    Thanks for the info ACE Laurent _14 interesteing it can support up to 16 GB but not run in dual channel with matched sticks .

  • MattmanCDN
    MattmanCDN Member Posts: 108

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    You are correct in that and thanks for the info, with nothing to loose I did upgrade to 16 GB kit for testing and with the ssd upgrade the laptop is faster with both thou i dont think i will use all the memory.